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Sabueso Espagnol

Country/Date of Origin: Spain/500s

A scent hunting dog much like a foxhound. The Sabueso is thought to be of French origin but is now essentially a Spanish breed. Breed classes are divided by size with the smaller, under twenty and a half inches more commonly seen. A forceful hunter the Sabueso can be used in a pack or individually as a line or tracking hound and is sometimes used to find missing persons by the police. Rarely seen outside its native land.

FCI Group: 6 (Hound)

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Spanish Hound

AKC Group: Miscellaneous

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Body Type:

  • Hound like a foxhound in appearance
  • Height: 18-22 inches (at shoulder)
  • Weight: 45-55 pounds
  • The long tail is carried low and is not altered
  • The hanging ears are very long and folded. They are not altered


  • Can be somewhat temperamental. It is not an easy dog to train to house living
  • Very energetic with a forceful sense of purpose
  • Loyal to its owner


  • Short and smooth
  • The color may be any shade of red with white markings. Black markings are not common but allowed
  • Minimal grooming required

Health Concerns:

  • May have ear problems
  • Hip dysplasia
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Tasty Tidbits:
  • Does not make a very good house pet. Needs room to run
  • Obedience training is highly recommended. A willful nature is typical
  • Will be difficult to find outside of Spain

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